George Sherwood Hume

George Sherwood Hume
President of the Royal Society of Canada
In office
Preceded by Edgar William Richard Steacie
Succeeded by William Archibald Mackintosh
Personal details
Born (1893-03-01)March 1, 1893
Milton, Ontario
Died November 24, 1965(1965-11-24) (aged 72)
Calgary, Alberta

George Sherwood Hume, OBE FRSC (March 1, 1893 November 24, 1965) was a Canadian geologist.

Born in Milton, Ontario, Hume was a graduate of the University of Toronto. After serving in World War I, he received a Ph.D. from Yale University in 1920. He joined the Geological Survey of Canada and became its Chief in 1947. He was later Director-General of Scientific Services in the Department of Mines and Resources. After retiring in 1956, he worked at Westcoast Transmission in Calgary.

He was president of the Geological Association of Canada from 1952 to 1953, president of the Royal Society of Canada from 1955 to 1956, and president of the Geological Society of America from 1956 to 1957.

He was a Freemason and a member of Civil Service Lodge No. 148 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


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